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Marinated Cheese

Marinated cheese is your new favorite recipe Marinated cheese is incredibly easy to make and endlessly adaptable with different flavor combinations and olive oils. You can serve marinated cheese with toasted baguette, cracker and veggies as an appetizer or add it to your favorite sandwich, salad or pizza. And the leftover oil? It’s fantastically flavorful… read more

Smoky Chipotle Chili with Cocoa

This vegan chili gets its deep, rich flavor from chipotle peppers and cocoa. Using a combination of black, pinto and kidney beans plus butternut squash, this hearty stew is both satisfying and healthy. Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil plus more for finishing* 2 cups onion, diced 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 2… read more

Ferris’s Southern Cheese Grits Souffle

We Olive San Francisco store owner, Ferris Ferdon, shares with us his decadent brunch recipe for a southern style cheese grits souffle, which he’s famous for among family and friends. Enjoy! Serves 6-8 4 cups water 2 cups quick grits (preferably Albert’s) 1 tablespoon Arbequina extra virgin olive oil 6 slices Kraft cheddar Singles 3… read more

Spicy Citrus Pesto

Makes 2 cups This pesto is full of flavor: zesty orange, bright green herb, and a spicy habanero kick, making it a welcome addition to grilled chicken, fish or veggies. Try stirring a spoonful into black bean soup or chili, spread it on crostini or sandwiches with cheese, or try it with this squash and… read more